Ronald MCDONALD MM

MCDONALD, Ronald

Service Number: 5395
Enlisted: 8 March 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Charlton, Victoria, July 1886
Home Town: Turriff, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Memorials: Turriff Memorial Wall
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5395, Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5395, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5395, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion
3 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 5395, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW (right buttock and right arm)
23 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion
18 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5395, 22nd Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 2nd occasion (gassed)
28 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, "The Last Hundred Days", "coolness, gallant leadership... great courage and determination"
28 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5395, 22nd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
31 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5395, 22nd Infantry Battalion

My great great uncle

Ronald is my great great grand-dad, my father's great grand-dad. Ronald got gassed during the war, and after the war always ate dried apricots because he would say it made his chest feel better.
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